Latest in Tag: Iraq Highlight
Latest in Tag: Iraq
Iraq has asked Saudi Arabia to recall their envoy to Baghdad, citing statements that “overstepped the boundaries” of diplomacy.
The terror organization ‘Islamic State’ (IS) has suffered serious losses in Syria, and even more in Iraq. It can no longer count on public support. Yet, it still has a few aces up its sleeve.
Al-Obaidi’s motorcade was sprayed by mortar shells while inspecting forces in Mosul, says Iraqi Defense Ministry
An “Islamic State” linked news agency has reported the death of the group’s “minister of war,” Omar al-Shishani. The US claimed to have killed him in March.
As Baghdad is rocked by deadly explosions and political chaos, “drifting” is an increasingly popular way for young men in the Iraqi capital to let off steam, reports Florian Neuhof.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has announced the US will send 560 more troops to Iraq to help prepare for an Iraqi-led recapture of Mosul. Iraqi forces have made a series of recent gains against “Islamic State.”
UN cultural agency UNESCO will gather in Istanbul on Sunday to review candidates to join its prestigious World Heritage List, ranging from 350-million-year old fossils to works by Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier.
A seven-year inquiry into the UK’s involvement has concluded that London failed to exhaust all peaceful options. Ex-premier Tony Blair said he assumes “full responsibility” for any mistakes that arose from the conflict.
Two million words long, seven years in the making: The Chilcot Inquiry called 129 witnesses, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Blair can expect a critical review, but probably not a future court date.
Shoukry affirmed Egypt support to Iraq in the fight against terrorism in bilateral meetings
The visit aims to affirm Egypt’s support for Iraq in facing the current challenges, in particular fighting terrorism, says spokesperson
A US-led air strike killed two senior Islamic State (IS) commanders in late June. The Pentagon said that one of the targets was the movement’s deputy minister of war.
Iraqi fighting forces are preparing an attack on Mosul. Thousands of people have fled the city ahead of the expected battle, yet aid organizations expect even larger waves of refugees soon.
The announcement comes after Iraqi forces defeated the remaining strongholds of Islamic State
Iraqi troops have cleared out the last pocket of “Islamic State” (IS) resistance and ended the battle in Fallujah, a general said. The news comes over a week after Baghdad declared victory in the war-ravaged city
The Iraqi army began a military operation on 23 May that aims to reclaim the city from Islamic State control
Islamic State” has been enslaving and murdering Yazidis in Iraq for two years. Advocates of the religious and ethnic minority say there’s still no end in sight.
Iraq’s military says it has retaken the main government compound in Fallujah from “Islamic State” militants. Iraq launched a major offensive to push the extremists out of the city last month. Federal police raised the Iraqi flag above the town hall in central Fallujah on Friday, marking a significant step in the army’s month-long offensive …
Al-Sisi headed the meeting in which an array of topics was discussed including terrorism in Sinai
The president and Iraqi FM reviewed counter-terrorism efforts and the fight against IS
In Bashir, a Shiite Turkmen town recently liberated from the “Islamic State,” tensions that could lead to a new conflict in Iraq are palpable. Florian Neuhof reports from northern Iraq.
The UN has strongly urged Iraq’s political leaders and civil society to resolve the current political deadlock.
Demonstrators have gathered in Baghdad to protest Iraq’s government every Friday for months. The Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is using the movement to stage his political comeback, Birgit Svensson reports from Baghdad.
Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi has failed to abolish sectarian and party quotas for government positions. The threat of a shutdown now looms, while “Islamic State” continues to control large parts of the country.
‘IS’ fighters have regained ground after breaking through Kurdish defenses near the city of Mosul in Iraq. An American Navy SEAL was reportedly killed in the fighting.
Protestors stated their intent to continue demonstrating until the elimination of sectarian quotas in the government
Iraqi officials have reportedly revoked the broadcaster’s license, marking the third time Al Jazeera has been banned in Iraq
The US announced killing of a prominent “Islamic State” (IS) leader